When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
Many individuals remain ignorant of the raw materials pads and tampons are made of and the risks they pose.
Vitamin Stree spoke to Roshini Kumar, photographer, master of her own will, as she 'Pills the Beans on surviving cancer at 14.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects 1 out of 10 women worldwide, and 1 out of 5 women in India.
Anganwadi workers across the country have been protesting for higher pay but the government fails to realise their importance in eradicating malnutrition.
Syed Sehrish Asgar organized the first ever all woman conclave at the district headquarters this year to address the problems faced by girls during menses. Along with celebrating womanhood, the speakers dealt with the legal rights of women and POSH at workplace.
The best way to dismantle this sly 'progressive' society excuses or cultural fabric involving practices around reproductive health, is by bringing strong evidences of intersectional oppression on gender and health into the mainstream.
A majority of women in rural India have no access to birth control or awareness of the same, are forcibly sterilized at camps and there has been a decline in use of contraception even as awareness about the same grows.
मैं अबॉर्शन नहीं चाहती थी, लेकिन मैं बच्चे को एक बेहतर जीवन देने की स्थिति में नहीं थी। अबॉर्शन को दो साल बीतने को हैं और मुझे अपने इस फैसले के लिए एक पल के लिए भी पछतावा नहीं हुआ। क्योंकि एक असुरक्षित रिश्ते का कोई भविष्य नहीं होता।
A gynaecologist, who took my pain seriously, said that birth control pills would help me, but refused to prescribe them until I was married.